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Jordan Valley, small rural schools get yellow light to reopen with students in class

In-person classes were scheduled to resume in the Jordan Valley School District starting Monday, Aug. 24. (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

JORDAN VALLEY - Rusty Bengoa, superintendent for the Jordan Valley School District, was on a Zoom call with other superintendents across the state when he learned that his students could return to in-person classes this fall.

“It was a huge sigh of relief,” said Bengoa. “My gosh, it’s just been so chaotic, so many changes and it makes it really difficult to plan and to give anybody any kind of structure.”

The state Education Department issued updated